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Birthday Poems, Verses and Well Wishes for Family and Friends

Faith, Art, writing and learning are Tim’s passions. Tim loves working in education. He has a BS in Psychology from Albright College.


Have you ever come up short when it comes to figuring out what to put in someone’s birthday card? Sometimes it’s hard to come up with a funny line or a quick quip, so instead of expressing your feelings, you go out and buy one of those pre-filled birthday cards.

The poems and birthday verses below are offered to you as a starting point. They can be used any way you wish—in a card, in a note, on social media, verbally, and more. Enjoy!


Once a year

We come together

To celebrate

The birth of someone wonderful

Which happens to be you

Happy Birthday


A birthday

A time for presents

But also

A time for the presence of

Friends and family

Who all come

Together as one

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In celebration

Of another year of life

With your firm presence

Happy Birthday

Happy Things

Birthdays are

Full of happy things


The best part of a birthday

Is celebrating

Being with


Happy Birthday


Don’t regret

You’re getting older

Think of it

As gaining a little wisdom

Each year you’re alive

Just joking

You are getting older


Year older

Happy Birthday

A Memory

Each year gives you

A few treasured memories

Good times spent

With your family and friends

To reflect back on

Each birthday

Here’s to many more

Birthdays and memories


A birthday

Brings back memories

From a time

When birthdays were magical

Wait just a minute

They still are

Happy Birthday


A birthday

Brings home family

And your friends

For a joyful reunion

Who am I kidding

Most of us

Just came here to get

Some good food

Followed by ice cream

And birthday cake

Happy Birthday


Joy, joy, joy

Count the years of joy

All the years

All the many, many years

All the many, many years

All the many, many years

On this your _____ birthday.

Had to rub it in

Happy Birthday

From Me to You

A birthday wish

From me to you

Just a few words

Then I’m all through

A birthday wish

For your special day

Oh crap, I forgot

What I wanted to say

Happy ____ Birthday


What’s so special

About a birthday

___The ice cream

___The cake

___The presents

___None of the above

The answer is clear

Birthdays are about

Celebrating you

Happy Birthday


What would you do

If I sang out of tune

Nothing because

You wouldn’t get

Your birthday gift

Happy Birthday

Another Birthday

Ah another birthday

As you get older

They seem to come

Faster and faster

I guess at your age

Each birthday seems like

They happened yesterday

Happy Birthday

One Line Well Wishes

  • You can’t spell birthday without you. Yes, I know birthday doesn’t have a u but I meant you. Oh never mind.
  • What’s a birthday with cake, ice cream and more importantly you? I guess just another day.
  • A birthday is a celebration of living another year among family and friends
  • _____ years ago a good gift was given to us all. Let us celebrate the anniversary of that good gift.
  • Happy Birthday, happy birthday. How many times can I say happy birthday? Apparently more than I have to. Happy Birthday
  • You can’t spell birthday without “u“. I know birthday isn’t spelled with a “u” but it needs you to make it a good time.
  • I got you the best gift I could for your birthday another 365 days to spend with me.
  • Wait, it’s your birthday? I was wondering why are these people were here. Only kidding. Happy Birthday

Bible Verses

Proverbs 9:11, “For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.”

James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

2 Corinthians 9:15, “Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift.”

© 2022 Timothy Whitt

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